Tricuspid valve plasty associated with removal of an infected pacemaker lead: report of a case

H. Masumoto, Y. Takami

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Abstract

We performed tricuspid valve plasty in a 72-year-old woman with pacemaker lead infection and septicemia. All the infected pacemaker system was removed under cardiopulmonary bypass. Because of advanced adhesion and infection, we needed partial resection and plasty of the tricuspid valve. Postoperative echocardiography revealed only mild tricuspid regurgitation and the recurrence of infection has been avoided. Our technique of valve plasty was useful in a patient with advanced infection of both pacemaker leads and tricuspid valve leaflets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)935-937
Number of pages3
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Volume60
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 09-2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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